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ASU Strengthens its Research Capabilities in the War against Cancer

March 20, 2005 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu   Despite tangible progress in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, the toll from this devastating disease remains unacceptably high. Understanding the genetic changes that are the root cause of the abnormal and dangerous behavior of cancer cells is now center stage in the fight against cancer. The quest is to detect cancers before metastatic spread occurs, to find new...

The Biodesign Institute at ASU Appoints Stephen Johnston to Lead Center for Innovations in Medicine

March 20, 2005 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu   While many cancer research programs focus heavily on specific types of the disease, Stephen Albert Johnston hopes to find a universal cure that will be effective against virtually any type of cancer.  Johnston, a preeminent scientist whose work spans a broad range of genetic and medical research, has been recruited to head a new Center for Innovations in Medicine...

ASU Biodesign Institute Researcher Works Both Sides of the Atlantic to Bring Better Health to Poor Countries

March 15, 2005 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.eduMarch 16, 2005 In his quest to help bring vaccines and knowledge to poor regions across the globe, ASU research professor Richard Mahoney recently took on a second job. This one just happens to be 5,300 miles from his Arizona home. Mahoney is currently serving as interim CEO for an international organization located in Oxford, England in the United Kingdom. The Centre for Management...

ASU Biodesign Researchers get Grant to Explore New Methods of Hydrogen Generation

January 20, 2005 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu A group of ASU researchers at the Biodesign Institute received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore innovative methods for generating hydrogen. The four-year grant is part of a new round of DOE funded projects in support of President Bush's Hydrogen Fuel Initiative. The initiative addresses the technical and economic challenges in developing renewable...

Poised for change, Biodesign at ASU is cutting edge for innovative techniques in research

December 14, 2004 | News

azcentral.com Arizona State University's new Biodesign Institute has walls made of brick, glass and steel - the traditional materials you'd expect in a new campus building. But inside these walls, scientists and students are tearing down the traditional barriers that have constrained research for decades. Too often, standard operating procedure for a scientist was to focus on one discipline, then spend years in a lab doing things that rarely reached the outside world. However, at AZ Bio (as...

Finding Funds Fast: ASU Researchers Secure $3.9 Million in New Grants to Help those with Spinal Cord Injuries and Neurological Disorders

December 13, 2004 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   TEMPE, Ariz. –Ranu Jung and James Abbas are on a roll. The ASU researchers recently secured four grants totaling $3.9 million to advance efforts to repair or replace lost function for people with spinal cord injury or other neurological disorders. Jung and Abbas co-direct the Center for Rehabilitation Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Engineering at ASU's Biodesign...

The Biodesign Institute At Arizona State University Opens With National Speaker, Tours And Displays

December 13, 2004 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University will officially open Tuesday, Dec. 14 with tours, scientific displays, and a dedication program featuring remarks by White House science policy advisor, John H. Marburger.  The event begins at 8:30 a.m., with the dedication ceremony at 9:00 a.m.  An open house and tours will be hosted from 10:00 a.m.-noon. “The...

Biodesign site to open. ASU chief says it will help fight killer bugs.

December 13, 2004 | News

azcentral.com As Arizona State University today dedicates the first of its Biodesign Institute buildings, Director George Poste is sounding a public health warning. Echoing experts around the world, he says an influenza pandemic rivaling the horror that killed millions in 1918 could hit the United States and kill as many as 2 million people. The institute and similar research facilities can help find vaccines to fight highly contagious infectious diseases, said Poste, former director of...

The Biodesign Institute At ASU Launches Center For Environmental Biotechnology

November 8, 2004 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu   TEMPE, Ariz.---Bruce Rittmann, PhD, sees pollution as a valuable resource that's just in the wrong place. An international leader in environmental engineering, Rittmann has been recruited to head a new Center for Environmental Biotechnology at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. He will also be professor of civil and environmental engineering in ASU's...

Biodesign Institute Awarded Grant to Develop AIDS Vaccine Funding is most recent of several awards for HIV-related Research at the Institute

October 24, 2004 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to pursue promising research into an oral vaccine that stimulates the production of antibodies known to block HIV, the virus which causes AIDS. Researchers at the Biodesign Institute have already found a way to stimulate an immune reaction to HIV in the mucosal membranes...